Józefa Korzeniowskiego próby i kolizje romantyczne Jeszcze raz o tragedii „Mnich”
The romantic attempts and collisions of Józef Korzeniowski Another analysis on the tragedy “Mnich” (The Monk)
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The object of this analysis is a drama by J. Korzeniowski from his time in Krzemieniec: a tragedy called “Mnich – The Monk” (1826, published in 1830). The piece, which depicts the last days of the king Bolesław Śmiały, is distinguished by many references to earlier theatrical and dramatical traditions (from antiquity and classicism to Shakespeare and Schiller’s works), which characterizes the early period of Korzeniowski’s creation. The author of “The Monk” seeks a new formula for the historical-religious drama, combining the historicism and picturesqueness with some elements of the medieval mystery play and psychological conscience drama. The paper also deals with the ambiguous reception of Korzeniowski’s early works by the Romantic writers, the culmination of which was a prominent rejection of “The Monk” by Maurycy Mochnacki, a decision motivated with his ideological convictions.
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